Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Football teams get go ahead for Incheon Asian Games; Shankar and Amoolya makes to their respective teams

AIFF Media  

Asian Games bound India Men’s and Women’s Football contingents, presently in Shanghai, China on Tuesday (September 9) got the all-important go ahead from the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs who cleared the Team at no cost to All India Football Federation. 

Meanwhile, the final list of Players who would be boarding the flight to Incheon have also been named by both Men’s and Women’s coaches Wim Koevermans and Tarun Roy respectively. 

Dempo’s Alwyn George, Pune FC duo Salam Ranjan Singh and Dhanpal Ganesh; and Sporting Clube De Goa’s Rowlin Borges failed to make the cut for the Asian Games for the U-23 India Men’s side. 

On the other hand, Supriya Routray, Indumathi, Jyoti Ann Burrett and Rinaroy Devi  won’t be travelling to Incheon along with the Indian Women’s squad.
Clubbed with Group A alongside hosts South Korea, Maldives and Thailand, the Indian Women play their first Group League match against Maldives on September 14. The other matches are against South Korea on September 17 and Thailand on September 19. 

The U-23 Men on the other hand have taken the might of last Games’ silver medalists United Arab Emirates in their first Group League match on September 15 while their last match in the Group is against Jordan on September 22. 

Men’s Squad 

Goalkeepers: Amrinder Singh, Ravi Kumar, Kamaljit Singh.
Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Keenan Almeida, Joyner Lourenco, Shankar Sampingiraj, Sandesh Jhingan, Narayan Das.
Midfielders: Pronoy Halder, Clifton Dias, Siam Hangal, Lalrindika Ralte, Milan Singh.
Forwards: Francis Fernandes (Senior Player), Seiminlen Doungel, Sunil Chhetri (Senior Player), Robin Singh (Senior Player), Haokip Thongkoshim, Mandar Rao Desai. 

Women’s Squad

Goalkeepers: Okram Roshni Devi, Aditi Chauhan, Pushpa Tirkey
Defenders: Ashem Romi Devi, Ashalata Devi, Tuli Goon, Radharani Devi, Suprava Samal, Upamati Devi
Midfielders: Premi Devi, Amoolya Kamal, Mandakini Devi, Oinam Bembem Devi, Kamala Devi.
Forwards: Sasmita Malik, Prameshwori Devi, Dangmei Grace, Bala Devi 

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